The first week of June is what my OJT-mates estimated as our last week in our OJT and we are planning to have an overnight stay in the site to at least witness the concrete pouring before we leave the construction. We’ve always wanted to see the process but concrete pouring is very often done during late at night up to midnight and we cannot see the process on regular days. I just hope Donna’s parents will allow her because I am 80% sure about mine for I live only a ride away from the site.
Our other OJT-mates already experienced staying there all night and it’s our chance to do so. My fingers are crossed! It’ll be a fun experience and I am sure that we’ll learn a lot because we’ve already learned so many things that the engineers said are not being taught at school.
Finally, i am enjoying my OJT now compared to my first days there where all I do is to estimate whatever my bosses feel like estimating. We got to visit the construction site now and it’s no doubt fascinating. It’s clear to me now. The importance of steel in every construction. Currently, lower basements are being constructed as well as the mat foundation and I must say, I think I have seen all the steel in the world by the quantity that is present there. Steel is really very useful in terms of construction. Even steel span buildings are essential nowadays.
Although it has been nearly three years from now, the memory of what seemed like an endless rain that attacked our country is still fresh I can clearly imagine how the flood –from being as low as our ankle– rose as mother and father try to rescue some of our belongings. Luckily, yes we were still lucky that way, we we were able to save the important documents and stuff.
During those days, my father stood as the engineer-carpenter-welder-plumber-in-one in constructing our house. Somehow, the slow progress of the construction of our home served as a blessing-in-disguise for we stayed safely on the unfinished second floor of our house. Getting ready anytime to climb to the roof as the water rises even more.
Suddenly, I got this idea that steel buildings will make a more convenient facility when a calamity like this happens again. Or even if not, steel buildings are very useful and essential to people because they are easy to construct and you can just order the building that you want by providing the height, width and length of the structure.